Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
handled here. >>> a 14-year-old girl shot by the taliban in pakistan is said to be improving now. her name is malala yousafzai. she was moved to a better hospital today. the taliban shot her on a school bus on tuesday. they didn't like the fact of her internet blogs promoting the education of girls. nbc has more now on the work to help that child. >> reporter: just three days after being gunned down by the taliban, 14-year-old malala yousafzai is already showing significant signs of improvement. today doctors have her stable enough to move her to a military facility just outside the capital of islamabad. it's better equipped, better resources and more importantly doctors say has a specialized pediatric care unit better suited for malala's recovery. she remains unconscious and on ventilator support, but now doctors say they can put her chances at survival at 70%. >> the whole of this country should be ashamed of themselves if they don't stand up to these guys. she's somebody's daughter. >> reporter: people continue to show support across the country, rallying for malala's country, they say
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
couple of days. >>> coming up, a 14-year-old girl is singled out by the taliban and hunted down after school. now an entire country is erupting in support of a teenager who's fighting for her life. >>> the life of a firefighter is part of a new nbc drama, but d.c.'s fire chief said the real work goes well beyond just fighting fires. >>> and a fisherman who fell overboard is saved, but the rescue mission didn't end there. >>> history made today as washington hosts its first baseball play-off game in more than 70 years. i'm pat collins. i'll have the story coming up. >>> somebody jumped on a school bus and shot a little girl in the head because they didn't like the way she was talking about education for girls. the child is 14 years old, a pakistani. she's been blogging for the past year about how important it is for girls to be educated. thousands of people across pakistan held vigils today in her honor. she underwent surgery to remove a bullet in her neck. schools closed in protest of that attack. pakistan's top military officer called her an icon of courage. >>> the dramatic rescue o
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
suspected taliban hitmen are in custody tonight accused of trying to kill a 14-year-old girl in pakistan. malala yousafzai was shot on tuesday as she rode a school bus. she was shot for speaking up for the education of girls. nbc's amna has the latest on her condition. >> reporter: an update today in the recovery of malala yousafzai one day after the young woman was transferred to a pediatric critical care unit in a military hospital outside the capital city. a military spokesman said today her condition is, quote, satisfactory. she does remain on a ventilator and is still unconscious, but her heart rate and blood pressure are normal. >> we are doing our best. i can assure you all the resources are being employed for her best treatment. and similarly for the best security for the family. >> reporter: meanwhile, across pakistan, people continue to show their support for malala by taking part in a national day of prayer, including special services and a moment of silence in her honor. >> we pledge that we will not allow the future of our children to be endangered by the militant mind-set.